A Video Series from the Department of History
When Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip on June 28, 1914, it set off a chain of events that became one of the deadliest combats in human history, known as the First World War. To mark the centennial of the start of this war, York University's Department of History has produced a documentary series, entitled The War to End All Wars: A Look Back at World War I .
Comprised of six English-language episodes and one French-language episode, the series includes 14 of York's History professors discussing various events of the war, including: The World at War, Canada at War, Women at War, Empires at War, Technologies at War, The Spoils of War and Les Canadiens français et la Première Guerre mondiale. "The series of videos in English and French, offers an opportunity to better understand the impact that the First World War had on Canadians and the world," said Marcel Martel, Chair of the Department of History.